Welcome! This is a blog about the Adirondack guideboat. It includes whatever strikes that author’s fancy. For example, you might follow his progress building such an iconic craft, or go along on a 90 mile guideboat race, or learn about some particularly interesting person or happening involving these magnificent wooden boats. Enjoy.
Marion River Carry-Part II
I said that you would be amazed at how the Marion River Carry was transformed in the late 1800’s. ItRead more.
The Marion River Carry-Part 1
In the Adirondacks portages are called carries. The Marion River Carry is particularly well known. You will find out whyRead more.
Fran and I have moved a number of times in our married life, in fact, at least five times. AsRead more.
I had a note from Tom from Wisconsin. “I have greatly enjoyed your book (Guideboat Paddles An Adirondack Treasure”) IRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat- Rounds 4 and 5
I finally finished round 4 of planking on my latest guideboat. This took longer than expected because we are preparingRead more.
Another Famous Adirondack Wooden Boat-The Sairy Gamp-Part 2
I promised to fill you in on the Sairy Gamp, a little canoe that carries so much Adirondack history. TheRead more.
A Famous Adirondack Boat-The Sairy Gamp
The first boat I ever built was called the Sairy Gamp. I had no idea at the time why itRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Back to Planking
I avoided continuing to plank my latest guideboat for as long as the warm weather held. We had a veryRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Guideboat Oars
The choice of oars for guideboats has always puzzled me. It is somewhat an enigma. It is really the choiceRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Adirondack Murray
I said that I would tell you how William West Durant affected the characteristics of the Adirondack guideboat. Then IRead more.